The Folk Dance Scene for March 2002

 

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March 2 (Saturday): 8 - 11 pm.  Peninsula Folk Dance Council FD Party. 1/2 partner, 1/2 non-partner program plus your requests.  Please bring a little finger food to share.  Community United Church, Arroyo at Elm Sts, San Carlos.  Contact Arden Pierce (650) 494-1631 or Al Lisin (408) 252-8106

March 8 (Friday):  8 - 11 PM.  Santa Clara Valley Folk Dancers Monthly Folk Dance Party.  Mixed program of partner and non-partner dances plus requests.  Refreshments provided.  First Christian Church, 80 South 5th Street, San Jose.  Contact Denise Heenan (408) 249-6104 or Maxine Burnham (408) 739-0500

March 9 (Saturday): Kitka to perform in the closing ceremony performance with the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company and a surprise Host for the F- (Feminism) Word Project, San Francisco Art Institute, 600 Chestnut Street (at Jones) at 5:30 P.M.  Tickets are $25 for week-long festival pass.  For more information http://www.f-workproject.org.

March 9 (Saturday): Rumen Shopov will play at Bistro E Europe, 4901 Mission at France, San Francisco from 7:30 – 10:00 P.M.

March 15 (Friday): Accordion Chamber Ensemble (ACE) will play music ranging from Mozart and Strauss to Czech Waltzws and Polkas.  All arranged for the accordion orchestra (there are 10 members) by Joe Smiell at the Slavonic Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga, at Alemany, San Francisco at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $10.00. For more information visit Slavonic Cultural Center’s website: http://www.slavonicweb.org.

March 16 (Saturday):  8 - 11 pm.  Peninsula Folk Dance Council FD Party.  1/2 partner, 1/2 non-partner program plus your requests.   Please bring a little finger food to share.  St Bede’s Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Rd at Monte Rosa, Menlo Park.  Contact Arden Pierce (650) 494-1631 or Al Lisin (408) 252-8106.

March 18 (Monday): Okros Folk Music Ensemble to play live music for dancing at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $16.00.  For directions: http://www.vetshall.com.  For more information: twagner97@aol.com

March 19 (Tuesday): Okros Folk Music Ensemble will perform a program of Hungarian music at Freight & Salvage, 1111 Addison St., Berkeley.  For more information call Steve Baker (510) 548-7603.

March 23 (Saturday):  8 pm.  Menlo Park Recreation Folk Dance Monthly Party. Live music for dancing will be provided by the band Zaedno.   Refreshments will be provided.  Admission is $6.00.  Burgess (Menlo Park) Recreation Center, 700 Alma at Mielke St, Menlo Park.  Contact Marcel Vinokur (650) 327-0759

 March 23 (Saturday): Kitka and Davka will present a special collaborative program for the Jewish Music Festival featuring the world premier performance of At Twilight, a new work inspired by a 1902 Hebrew poem by Nachman Bialik at the Roda Theater, 2015 Addison Street, Berkeley.  Tickets are $22 – 24.  For information call (925) 866-9559 or visit http://www.brjcc.org.

March 23 (Saturday): The Aegeans to provide music for an evening of traditional Greek music and dancing at The Adelphian Center for the Arts, 2167 Central Avenue (at Walnut), Alameda.  The event begins at 7:00 P.M. and the music starts at 8:00 P.M.  Homemade Greek appetizers prepared by Antonea Leftheriotis.  Admission is $10.00 and kids under 14 are free.  For more information call (510) 748-8181 or send email to JBell@TheAdelphian.com.

March 23 (Saturday): International Folk Dance Party at Grandview Mobile Home Park, Napa at 10:30 A.M., sponsored by the Napa Valley Folk Dancers.  For more information call (707) 28-0519.

March 24 (Sunday): Soles on Fire: Community Klezmer Dance Party, 2:00 P.M., at International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave., UC Berkeley.  Admission is $16.00 General, $14.00 BRJCC members, seniors and students, and $10.00 for children 7 – 12.

March 29 (Friday): Brass Menagerie will perform at Cabrillo College, Gym 1117, Aptos. For more information call (831) 684-9553. Admission is $3.00.

March 29 (Friday): Erik Bendix will teach Macedonian dances at the Friday Folk dancers at the Albany YMCA, 921 Kains Ave., Albany at 8:00P.M.  Admission is $4.00.  For more information send email to melharte@yahoo.com.

March 30 (Saturday): Bistro E Europe restaurant, 4901 Mission Street, San Francisco presents the fabulous Tonchev family from Stata Zagora, Bulgaria from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M.  Enjoy a fabulous evening of new and old Bulgarian music.  For more information and reservations call (415) 469-5637.

March 30 (Saturday): Michael Albert will teach a workshop of Yiddish songs in Berkeley from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M.  Advance registration is required.  Admission is $18.00.  Call Peggy Datz at (510) 845-5008 or send email to: pdatz@california.com

March 30 (Saturday): Israeli Folk Dance at Congregation Kol Emeth, Palo Alto at 8:00 P.M.  Admission is $3.00.  For more information call (650) 607-1049.

March 30 (Saturday): Hungarian Tanchaz with Forgatos Band at the Hungarian Sausage Factory, San Francisco at 9:15 P.M.  For more information and reservations call (415) 282-1458.

Regularly scheduled events

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Regularly Scheduled International/Mostly Balkan Events

Sundays:

Ashkenaz, 1-4 PM., 1317 San Pablo Blvd. near Gilman, Berkeley. First Sunday, second and fourth Sundays: Tom Roby, Marjorie Nugent and Ellie Weiner teach Hungarian dance. For more information call (510) 632-3713.

 

Every Third Sunday:

Ashkenaz; Family Folk Dancing with Denise Weiss from 1:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. For more information call (510) 632-3713.

 

Every Monday:

Greek Folk Dance Workshops at Fort Mason Center, Building C, Room 362 from 8:00 - 10:00 P.M.  For more information call Mary Ann Karonis (510) 530-5140.

 

Every Fourth Monday:

John Daley and friends will teach the basic kolos we do at our festivals. 7:30 P.M. at the Slavonic Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Ave., San Francisco. For more information call (415) 255-3442. A donation is requested. Merim Mesic will play music.

 

Every Tuesday:

International Folk Dance Classes with Marcel Vinokur at Burgess Community Center in Menlo Park, 7:00-10:15 P.M.

 

Almost every First and Third Tuesday:

Balkan dancing with live and/or recorded music at Ashkenaz. Teaching 7:30 - 8:45 PM and party on into the night. For more information, call the Ashkenaz recording at (510) 525-5450.

 

Every Wednesday:

Carriage House in Holbrook Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Avenue in Atherton from 7:45 - 10:00 P.M. For more information contact the instructor, Suzanne Rocca-Butler (650) 854-3184.

 

Every Thursday:

Mandala meets for International Folk Dance with Edith Bourbin 7:30-11 PM.

Marin Balkan Dancers, held 8:30 P.M. - 10:30 P.M. at Dance with Sherry Studio, 4140 Redwood Highway, San Rafael. For more information contact Irene Croft (415) 456-0786 or send email to IreneCroft@cs.com.

Mostly Balkan, at Burgess Recreation Center, Menlo Park. Teaching from 7:45 P.M. to 8:45 P.M. and request dancing from 8:45 P.M. to 10:15 P.M. For more information contact Sue (408) 247-2420 or Berek (650) 851-8498 or visit their Website.

Scandinavian Dancing, 7:00 - 10:00 P.M. at 3115 Butters, Monclair District, Oakland. Take Highway 13, exit to Joachin Miller, go East to Butters. For more information, contact Frank Tripi (510) 654-3636.

Saratoga International Folk Dancers, founded April, 1980 -- 20 years at the same location: Saratoga Community Center, 13777 Fruitvale Avenue (across the street from the P.O), Saratoga, California. Time: 8:00-10:00 PM (parties 5 times a year go to 10:30). Admission is $6.00 ($5.00 seniors). Instructor: Loui Tucker 408-287-9999 loui@netcom.com. Usually 1 "beginner" level dance and one "intermediate/advanced" A group of anywhere from 5-15 goes out to a nearby eatery afterwards until 11:00 PM.

Armenian dancing, 7:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Line dancing, beginner level, no experience necessary, no partner necessary. At the Armenian Apostolic Church social hall, 275 Olympia, San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 661-1142.

 

 

Every Friday:

Albany "Y" International Folk Dancing with Mel Harte, Dan Unger and Asha Goldberg 8-11 PM.

 

First four Fridays:

Changs International Folk Dancers: Meets the first four Fridays of each month at 8 PM at the 7th Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 - 7th Avenue (between Irving and Judah) in San Francisco. Teaching on the first two Fridays, party night on the third Friday, and requests and other fun programming on the fourth Friday; call ahead as the schedule varies at times. Admission is $2.00; $3.00 on party nights; first time is free. *All* are welcome, no partner necessary. For more information, call (415) 332-1020 or e-mail: paperwings@earthlink.net.

 

Every first Friday:

Family folk dancing by Denise Weiss at Slavonic Cultural Center at 60 Onondaga St., in San Francisco. Call Slavonic Center at (415) 255-3442 or call Denise at (510) 841-0934.

 

Every Friday (except for occasional three-day weekends):

Stanford International Dancers at Flex-It Aerobics Studio, Mountain View. Live music party monthly.

 

Every fourth Friday:

The Pomander Club features an American Traditional Dance workshop and ball with live music provided by the Paul Price Society Orchestra at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto.

 

Every Friday before second and fourth Saturdays:

The Mid-Peninsula Scandinavian Dance does Scandinavian couple turning dances to recorded and live music at the Carriage House in Holbrook Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Avenue in Atherton from 7:30 - 10:30 P.M. Instruction is beginner to intermediate. Admission is $4.00. For more information and latest schedule call (650) 323-2256 or (408) 929-5602 or send email to james.little@sri.com or jsawyer@sawyerpartnership.com. A Scandinavian fiddle class meets concurrently with the dance class and often plays for dancing in the later part of the evening.

 

Every first Saturday:

Family folk dancing by Nancy McGhee at Albany YMCA. Call (510) 528-4410.

 

Every third Saturday:

International Folk Dance party at Hermann Sons Hall, Petaluma at 2-6 P.M. For more information, call (707) 546-8877.

 

Regularly Scheduled Israeli Folk Dance Events (Thanks to Asha Goldberg)

 

Every Monday:

Cafe Kineret, Sunnyvale Recreation Center, 550 Remington, $4. 7:30-8:30 teaching for beginners, 8:30-9 Intermediate/Advanced level teaching. Requests till 11:30. For more information contact Loui Tucker, (408) 287-9999, loui@netcom.com

 

Every Tuesday:

Dancing at the Friedman Center of Congregation Beth Ami, Santa Rosa by Lee Newland from 6:30 to 10:00 P.M. For more information call (707) 923-8859.

Sababa!  Peninsula Temple Sholom, 1655 Sebastian Drive, Burlingame.7:30 P.M. beginners, 8:30 intermediate and 9:00 - Midnight requests. Admission is $5.00. For more information call Shirley Burr (925) 274-1264.

 

Every Wednesday:

Cafe Simcha, Israeli Folk Dancing at the El Cerrito Veterans Memorial Hall, 6401 Stockton Street, $5. Teaching from 8-9:30, requests until midnight. All levels, come earlier for the older and easier dances. Party - no teaching - every fifth week. (Feb 3, March 8, April 12, May 17, Jun 21, July 26, Aug 30, Oct 4, Nov 8, Dec 13). You get more of the older dances during party nights. For more information contact Loui Tucker, (408) 287-9999, loui@netcom.com; or Yonit Levy, (510) 231-0959, yonitlevy@hotmail.com.

 

Every Thursday:

The Dancing Chevra, at the San Rafael Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Road, free, 10:15AM-12:30 P.M. Beginning and intermediate level. No partners necessary. For more information contact Rachel Kay and Ruth Browns (415) 492-1605, or the JCC at (415) 479-2000.

Dance with Mark, 625 Hamilton (off Webster), Palo Alto, $5. 7:45 PM -8:15 teaching for beginners, 8:15-8:45 intermediate/advanced level teaching. Requests till 11:30. Bring earplugs. For more information contact Mark Tischler, (408) 749-9285.

 

Every Second Saturday of every month:

Cafe Shalom is now IN THE PRESIDIO- 1805 Hayes, The Presidio, San Francisco. The old JCC on California St. has been torn down.  Call Darron Feldstein for more details: (415) 566-0896.

 

The last Saturday of each month:

Congregation Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave, Palo Alto, $3 ($1 students) 8 PM - 11 teaching and requests, all levels. For more information contact Yale Rosenblatt, (650) 697-1049.

 

Every Sunday:

Congregation B'nai Shalom, 74 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, $5. 5:30-6:30 teaching for beginners. 6:30-8:30 dancing, review, teaching, and refreshments. For more information contact Yardena Brooks, (510) 934-9446.

 

 

Regularly Scheduled Sacred Circle Dance Events

 

First and third Sundays:

Marin Sacred Circle Dancers at Almonte Clubhouse, Mill Valley 5:45 to 8:00 P.M. Call Kelli (415) 507-0376.

 

First Sundays:

Pacifica Sacred Circle Dancers at the Library, Pacifica 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. Call Howard (650) 359-0207 or Aleka (650) 355-6752.

 

Last Sunday afternoon:

Mendocino Sacred Circle Dancers at the Community Center, School and Pine Streets, Mendocino. Call Maggie (707) 937-4800 or Devora (707) 937-1077.

 

First and Third Tuesday evenings:

Sebastopol/Santa Rosa Sacred Circle Dancers. Call Catherine Sutton (707) 792-1331.

 

Most Fridays:

Berkeley/El Cerrito Sacred Circle Dancers at Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut St., Berkeley 7:45 - 10:00 P.M. Call Howard (650) 359-0207 or Aleka (650) 355-6752.

 

Second Fridays:

Mendocino Sacred Circle Dancers at the Community Center, School and Pine Streets, Mendocino. Call Maggie (707) 937-4800 or Devora (707) 937-1077.

 

Fourth Fridays:

Berkeley/El Cerrito Sacred Circle Dancers at Hillside Church, 1422 Navellier St., El Cerrito; potluck at 7:00 P.M., dancing 8:00 - 10:00 P.M. Call Howard (650) 359-0207 or Aleka (650) 355-6752.

 

Second Saturdays:

Hayward Sacred Circle Dancers at Starr King Church, 22577 Bayview St., Hayward 8:00 - 10:00 P.M. Call Stephanie (510) 537-8003.

 

Third Saturdays:

Pacifica Sacred Circle Dancers at the Library, Pacifica 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. Call Howard (650) 359-0207 or Aleka (650) 355-6752.

 

One Saturday a month:

San Leandro Sacred Circle Dancers. Call (510) 351-4312.

 

 

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